[Mono-dev] Basic question

David Schmitt david at dasz.at
Fri Nov 16 14:27:30 UTC 2012

On 16.11.2012 02:09, Fasiuddin Mohammed wrote:
>   I got this stupid question in my mind, even though i strictly follow
> what is being mentioned above, there is a 100% probability that I may
> end up developing something which is exactly the same as Microsoft has
> developed. So will that cause a problem?

Copyright only concerns *copying.* If you come to the same solution on 
your own, you are OK. The guidelines you quoted ensure that this is what 
actually happens.

> Also the last statement
> mentions that published documentation should be referred before
> implementation, so does it mean published documentation by Microsoft or
> by Mono. if it is the latter, then the documentation by Mono does not
> contain the information that i am looking for. In that case how should I
> proceed?

I interpret that last statement to refer to Microsoft's documentation: 
The documentation describes an interface and not an implementation. 
Therefore it is "safe" to look at.

I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice, in your jurisdiction 
everything might be different.

Best Regards, David

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